What's on in ABA's 60th anniversary year
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1966 NMA Code of Ethics adopted
The Association's gentle approach to breaking new ground whilst keeping key stakeholders onside, was enshrined in the first NMA Code of Ethics.
1982 First edition of 'Breastfeeding review' published
NMAA launched professional journal Breastfeeding Review, with editor Pixie (Hilary) Endacott. One of only two international journals devoted to human lactation.
2001 Name changed to Australian Breastfeeding Association
The proposal to adopt, Australian Breastfeeding Association as a new name was agreed to by NMAA members at an extraordinary general meeting on 19 May 2001.
2008 National Breastfeeding Helpline rolled out
On 20 March 2009 Federal Health Minister, Nicola Roxon, launched 1800 mum 2 mum, a national 24 hour free Helpline, which had been rolled out, state by state over 2008.
2012 Diploma of Breastfeeding Management introduced
ABA's registration as an RTO enabled the national accreditation of courses, including the Diploma of Breastfeeding Management, for health professionals and qualified breastfeeding counsellors and educators.
2018 LiveChat launched to all Australian families
Initially developed as a benefit for ABA members, LiveChat was made available to all mums, parents and families in 2018.
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